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U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Robert G. McCarthy, Commanding Officer, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marines, congratulates Marines during a mass reenlistment ceremony aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug 24, 2017. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Maliek Fowler)

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3/11 stands together for re-enlistment

31 Aug 2017 | Pfc. Margaret Gale Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms

3rd Battalion, 11th Marines Regiment, held a mass re-enlistment ceremony for nine Marines at the 3/11 motor pool aboard the Combat Center August 24, 2017.

According to Staff Sgt. Michael Hinson, 3/11 career planner, Marines participated in the mass re-enlistment to assist Lt. Col. Robert McCarthy’s, battalion commander, recognition of the importance of retention in the Marine Corps. The newly re-enlisted Marines came from several military occupational specialties throughout the battalion such as field artillery, field artillery control man, motor transport, motor transport maintenance and career planner. The ceremony was held to inspire others to join and stay in the Marine Corps.

“Being a part of a mass re-enlistment was motivating,” said Cpl. Gael Volcy, career planner, 3/11. “To be able to see everyone from the battalion come and witness the ceremony was a great experience.”

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